Saint-Martin-du-Puy, Nièvre

Saint-Martin-du-Puy is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.

The town hall in Saint-Martin-du-Puy
Location of Saint-Martin-du-Puy
Coordinates: 47°20′07″N 3°52′07″E
ArrondissementChâteau-Chinon (Ville)
IntercommunalityCC Morvan Sommets et Grands Lacs
  Mayor (20202026) Jean-Luc Vieren[1]
30.70 km2 (11.85 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
  Density9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
58255 /58140
Elevation316–598 m (1,037–1,962 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint Martin du Puy is a small commune encompassing 8 villages in central France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté). Plainfas is the most populated village and sits next to a beautiful lake called Lac du Caumecon. Not far from the lake is one of the best canoe and kayaking places in France where national and international competitions are held. It is also a great place for white water rafting.

In the village of Saint martin du Puy, There is a boulangerie, small bar/country restaurant, post office and Inn. The only main industry in Saint Martin is a lumber yard which makes wooden pallets.

The village is situated on a hill in the middle of a National Park called the Morvan. It is a very old village and rumor has it that it dates back to 500 BC. There are some interesting legends surrounding the village and there are dolmens in the vicinity. There is a beautiful chateau in Vesigneux (3 km from the village) which is still owned by the Bourbon family (one of the oldest French noble families)

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  1. Maires au 17-06-2020,, accessed 7 December 2020
  2. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.